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#OnThisDay in 1986 - Makes you weep!

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11 minutes ago, sw1867 said:

DH was my hero and my bedroom wall was covered in news paper cuttings of everything he did.

 

The events with young George soured this a little until I spoke with my old man. He said ‘you need to remember that what ever has happened, you don’t know the full story and at the end of the day he’s looking after his son. I love Wednesday but I’d do anything for you and he’s doing the same’

 

Whats done is done and I’d rather remember the unbridled joy DH gave me as a boy and that he was the finest centre forward in the land who we were fortunate to call one of our own.

 

I could resent him but for the above reasons but I’ll choose to remember the boy wonder with pride and for being the best player I’ve ever seen in a blue and white shirt.

 

(Thanks for the post as ever Dunsby)

 

 

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I think a lot of us would do anything for our kids but for most of us it wouldn’t involve shafting Wednesday. 

Anyway, great player 

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He didn't actually need to shaft us. I quite understand he wanted his son to have the money and opportunity afforded by a bigger club but it didn't have to be done that way.

 

 

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@BigD @thewookieisdown I agree he didn’t need to shaft Wednesday however do we categorically know he did?

 

From being a 2 year old making my first trip to Hillsborough I have been in love with this club and DH played a massive role in this. Through the years I have followed them all round the country and through the innocence of youth defended the club in whatever way I saw fit. I have been accused of putting Wednesday before anything else by the ones I love and have lost relationships because of it.

 

However, I am under no illusion that when push comes to shove and if I need to decide between Wednesday and the future of my kids, the decision to put my kids first would be made in a heart beat.

 

life is too short to hold grudges especially for things we don’t know for certain actually happened.

 

Remember DH for the things like his goal at bumhole lane, the one two with waddle and forward role in front of the delirious away end. The thunderbolt at Old Trafford or the 4 against Hull in the OP.

 

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 chansiri did young hirst no favours once the turned down the contract offer  so no surprise that old hirst wasn't going to do any for chansiri …..shame the club got in the middle but doesn't alter the fact that hirsty served the club well over a number of years and despite the acrimonious ending he deserves to be remembered fondly .  

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1 hour ago, sw1867 said:

DH was my hero and my bedroom wall was covered in news paper cuttings of everything he did.

 

The events with young George soured this a little until I spoke with my old man. He said ‘you need to remember that what ever has happened, you don’t know the full story and at the end of the day he’s looking after his son. I love Wednesday but I’d do anything for you and he’s doing the same’

 

Whats done is done and I’d rather remember the unbridled joy DH gave me as a boy and that he was the finest centre forward in the land who we were fortunate to call one of our own.

 

I could resent him but for the above reasons but I’ll choose to remember the boy wonder with pride and for being the best player I’ve ever seen in a blue and white shirt.

 

(Thanks for the post as ever Dunsby)

He was a great player, but most definitely doesn't and has never loved Wednesday, so that didn't really come into the equation. Not a put down of him, just a simple fact. 

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5 minutes ago, dontCallMeOwlCallYou said:

He was a great player, but most definitely doesn't and has never loved Wednesday, so that didn't really come into the equation. Not a put down of him, just a simple fact. 

 

Agree, therefore even more a reason not to chastise him for wanting to put his son’s future before Wednesday.

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8 minutes ago, sw1867 said:

 

Agree, therefore even more a reason not to chastise him for wanting to put his son’s future before Wednesday.

100%, although personally I would have let my son make his own mind up (maybe he did). George grew up supporting Wednesday so will most certainly actually love the club, David just has an affinity. But anyway let's talk about David's playing career, he was a great player in his time. 

 

Him scoring against Wimbledon is one of my oldest memories of the owls, and my first time watching at Hillsborough.

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I’m sure George made up his own mind 

lol

 

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1 hour ago, Pulsar said:

 

 

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Be a bit boring after a bit I would think. 

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The Date ;-  Sat. February 13, 2016

The time - approx 2pm.

The Place :-VIPnHospitality -Ron Springett Suite

The Match :- Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford

The Occasion:- 30th Birthday for a certain Sheffield Wednesday (name withheld  for security )

Present :- His future Bride-to-be, his parents, her parents, plus 4 friends , myself included.

After an excellent lunch, we were chatting round the table when we were approached by Lee Bullen and David Hurst, bearin gifts for the birthday boy. General chat followed, during which DH was asked when we should be seeing his son playing for Wednesday.. The reply, which shocked us all was something on the lines of (I cannot quote word for word)  ' He won't. Not if I've my way, and he takes my advice!'

Shocked silence.!

 

I've posted about this several times, and while I do not have recorded evidence, I have photographic evidence of the event, and a list of 10 people , including myself.of people round the table who all heard the words spoken, IMO, in a rather embittered tone. 

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10 minutes ago, Buxtongent said:

The Date ;-  Sat. February 13, 2016

The time - approx 2pm.

The Place :-VIPnHospitality -Ron Springett Suite

The Match :- Sheffield Wednesday v Brentford

The Occasion:- 30th Birthday for a certain Sheffield Wednesday (name withheld  for security )

Present :- His future Bride-to-be, his parents, her parents, plus 4 friends , myself included.

After an excellent lunch, we were chatting round the table when we were approached by Lee Bullen and David Hurst, bearin gifts for the birthday boy. General chat followed, during which DH was asked when we should be seeing his son playing for Wednesday.. The reply, which shocked us all was something on the lines of (I cannot quote word for word)  ' He won't. Not if I've my way, and he takes my advice!'

Shocked silence.!

 

I've posted about this several times, and while I do not have recorded evidence, I have photographic evidence of the event, and a list of 10 people , including myself.of people round the table who all heard the words spoken, IMO, in a rather embittered tone. 

 

I believe your account 100%, you would have no reason to make this up. This isn’t proof that he has wronged the club in anyway though. He may think the club treat his son badly and advised him to move on. It may have meant fu*k SWFC, we don’t need them. The truth will probably never be known.

 

As I put in my first post on this, I was really disappointed in DH but the good things he did for the club far outweigh the bad.

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I think that you can admire the talent and skill someone has and appreciate them for the joy it brings you without having to imagine they won't make mistakes or that they are a perfect person. DH was brilliant to watch and that's what I liked about him. Outstanding striker.  I've never admired his personal life,  his religious or political standpoint etc.  Because I don't know what they are and he wasn't paid to display them. He doesn't have to be all things to all people to be remembered as a great individual and team player. 

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Love the second goal where Hirsty scores and tw*ts the Hull player at the same time.

 

lol

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